Leviticus As Literature Paperback
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Leviticus As Literature
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This first full-scale account of Leviticus by a world-renowned anthropologist presents the biblical work as a literary masterpiece. Seen in an anthropological perspective Leviticus has a mystical structure which plots the book into three parts corresponding to the three parts of the desert tabernacle, which in turn corresponds to the parts of Mount Sinai. This completely new reading transforms the interpretation of the purity laws. The pig and other forbidden animals are not abhorrent, they command the same respect due to all God's creatures. Boldly challenging several traditions of Bible criticism, Mary Douglas claims that Leviticus is not the narrow doctrine of a crabbed professional priesthood but a powerful intellectual statement about a religion which emphasizes God's justice and compassion.
Leviticus As Literature by Mary Douglas was published by Oxford University Press in March 2001 and is our 29731st best seller. The ISBN for Leviticus As Literature is 9780199244195.
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|Page last updated||23rd November 2016|
|Author / Artist||Mary Douglas|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press (March 2001)|
|Number of Pages||304|